Christopher Kevin Wong, Ph.D., MS, BA

Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine
(Program in Physical Therapy)
PhD Research and Education in Health Science, Touro University International
MS Physical Therapy (with honors), Columbia University
BA English Literature, University of California at Berkeley
Professional Expertise
Prosthetics and Orthotics

Honors and Awards
APTA Mary McMillan Scholarship Award
APTA Minority Academic Excellence Award
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
APTA Minority Faculty Development Scholarship Award

Clinical and Research Interests
Orthopedics and manual therapy
Orthotics, prosthetics, and management of the amputee

Teaching Responsibilities
Soft Tissue Massage
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Advanced Seminar in Orthopedics
Clinical Case Management
Capstone Project advisement and Research Practicum mentorship

Scholarly Productivity

Recent Publications

Wong CK. Master Class: Strain counterstrain—current concepts and clinical evidence. Manual Ther, 2012;17:2-8.

Wong CK, DeBoer E. Standardizing classification of foot type based on objective photopodoscopy-derived arch index measures. Physiother Can, 2012;64(3):280-3.

Wong CK, Bishop L, Stein J. A wearable robotic knee orthosis for gait training: a case series of hemiplegic stroke survivors. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2012;36(1):113-20.

Wong CK, Johnson EK. A narrative review of evidence-based recommendations for the physical examination of the lumbar spine, sacroiliac, and hip joint complex. Musculoskeletal Care, 2012;10(3):149-61.

Wong CK, Benoy SA, Blackwell W, Jones S, Rahal R. Systematic review of energy consumption in microprocessor knee prosthesis users compared to non-microprocessor knee prosthesis users. J Prosthet Orthot, 2012;24(4):202-8.

Wong CK, Moskowitz N, Fabillar R. Effect of strain counterstrain on for forearm strength compared to placebo positioning. Int J Osteopath Med, 2011;14(3):86-95. 

Wong CK, Abbruzzese L. Collaborative learning strategies using online communities. J Phys Ther Educ. 2011;25(3):81-7.

Hagan L, Wong CK. Gait in pregnant women: spinal and lower extremity changes from pre- to postpartum. J Women Health Phys Ther, 2010;34(2):46-56.

Wong CK, Coleman D, diPersia V, Song J, Wright D. The effects of soft tissue mobilization and self-stretching of the pectoralis minor muscle on rounded shoulder posture and lower trapezius strength. J Bodywork Mov Ther, 2010;14:326-33. 

Wong CK, Driscoll M. The enhanced jigsaw: an innovative approach to preparing students for the national physical therapy licensing examination. J Phys Ther Educ, 2008;22(1):15-23.

Wong CK, Blissett S. Assessing performance in the area of cultural competence: an analysis of reflective writing. J Phys Ther Educ, 2007;21(1):40-47.

Wong CK, Schauer-Alvarez CS. The effect of Strain Counterstrain on pain and strength. J Manual Manip Ther, 2004;12(4):215-24.

Published Case Reports

Bishop L, Wong CK, Stein J. Use of a robotic knee orthosis in the ambulatory training of people with spinal cord injury. J Neuro Phys Ther, 2012; 36(3):138-43.

Wong CK, Wilska J, Stern M. Effect of microprocessor knee prostheses on balance, balance confidence, and falls: a single case design with 1-year follow-up. J Prosthet Orthot, 2012; 24(1):16-8.

Mohamed M, Wong CK. More than meets the eye: clinical reflection and evidence-based practice in an unusual case of adolescent chronic ankle sprain. Phys Ther, 2011;91(9):1395-402. 

Wong CK, Harris V, Gidali A. Deformity or dysfunction? Osteopathic manipulation of the idiopathic cavus foot:  A clinical suggestion. North Am J Sports Phys Ther, 2010;5(1):27-32.

Wong CK. Bipartite patella in a young athlete. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2009;39(7):560.

Reviews, Chapters and Editorials

Rheinstein J, Wong CK, Edelstein JE. Chapter 3: Postoperative management. In: Carroll K, Edelstein JE, eds. Prosthetics and Patient Management: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach. Thorofare, NJ: Slack, 2006;15-32.

Wong CK, Edelstein JE. Chapter 27: Advanced rehabilitation for people with microprocessor knee prostheses. In: Lusardi MM, Nielsen CC. Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd ed. St Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier, 2013:737-757.

Edelstein JE, Wong CK. Chapter 31: Prosthetics. In: O’Sullivan S, Schmitz T, eds. Physical Rehabilitation 6th ed., Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis, 2013, in press.

Edelstein JE, Wong CK. Chapter 30: Orthotics. In: O’Sullivan S, Schmitz T, eds. Physical Rehabilitation 6th ed., Philadelphia, PA: FA Davis, 2013, in press.

Recent Platform Presentations
Wong CK, Benoy SA, Blackwell W, Rahal R. Balance ability: a factor in falls and prosthetic function in adults with leg amputation. Poster to be presented at CSM, APTA 01/2013. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2013; 43(1):in press.

Wong CK, Werner K, Welsh J. Balance, balance confidence, and falls in adults with leg amputations.  Poster presented at CSM, APTA, 02/2012. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2012; 42(1):A62.

Wong CK, Deng J, Joseph RE.The reliability and predictive validity of the sit-to-stand navicular drop test. Poster presented at CSM, APTA, 02/2007. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2007; 37(1):A49.

Euaparadorn E, Pinto D, Wong CK, Horbacewicz J. Hopping backwards as a measure of quadriceps function. Poster presented at CSM, APTA, 02/2004. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 2004;34(1):A29.

Wong CK, Taromina K. How physical therapists and acupuncturists work together to help stroke victims and people with chronic pain. The March 13, 2008 radio broadcast of the “Get connected show with Christine Nagy” on 106.7 Lite FM., accessed on March 15, 2008.

Interviewed regularly about sports injuries and rehabilitation of current athletes on the radio broadcast "The Scorecard" on AM 1230 WFAS since 4/13/2013.